WWC review of this study

Closing achievement gaps with a utility-value intervention: Disentangling race and social class.

Harackiewicz, J. M., Canning, E. A., Tibbetts, Y., Priniski, S. J., & Hyde, J. S. (2015). Unpublished manuscript. Retrieved from: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED565388

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
     examining 
    516
     Students
    , grade
    PS

Reviewed: February 2016

No statistically significant positive
findings
Meets WWC standards without reservations
Academic achievement outcomes—Indeterminate effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
Evidence
tier

Final biology course grade

Utility Values and Values Affirmation vs. None

Posttest

Utility Values Full Sample;
515 students

2.73

2.60

No

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More Outcomes

Final biology course grade

Utility Values and Values Affirmation vs. None

Posttest

Utility Values and Values Affirmation Full Sample;
516 students

2.71

2.60

No

--

Final biology course grade

Utility Values and Values Affirmation vs. None

Posttest

Values Affirmation Full Sample;
461 students

2.54

2.60

No

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Show Supplemental Findings

Final biology course grade

Utility Values and Values Affirmation vs. None

Posttest

Under represented minority;
98 students

2.59

2.42

No

--

Final biology course grade

Utility Values and Values Affirmation vs. None

Posttest

Under represented minority;
97 students

2.57

2.42

No

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Final biology course grade

Utility Values and Values Affirmation vs. None

Posttest

Under represented minority;
81 students

2.19

2.42

No

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Evidence Tier rating based solely on this study. This intervention may achieve a higher tier when combined with the full body of evidence.

Characteristics of study sample as reported by study author.


  • Female: 60%
    Male: 40%
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    Midwest
  • Race
    Other or unknown
    18%
 

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